Fall Feels

This weekend it is finally FALL here in Michigan! Cooler weather, burgundy/orange/yellow falling leaves, and even some drizzly soft rain, all make it finally feel like fall is here. I love the smell of the falling leaves and the colors this time of year are a feast for my eyes! I hadn’t felt like trying out my new Gorgeous Leaves stamp set with all the warm weather we have had. But finally, this weekend I was feeling it! The Less is More challenge #454 One Layer Card-Autumnal and CAS on Friday-Autumn or Halloween challenges both provided inspiration for me. I haven’t really played much with the new Blending Brushes, so I was really giving them a go with this card design. I used Pool Party and a little bit of Misty Moonlight for the blue background. The blending with the brushes is quite smooth and forgiving, but I still need to master my technique with them. The leaves I stamped in one color and then did the “rock and roll” technique to get just a little bit of a darker color from the stamp pad on the edges of the stamp. The large leaf is Cajun Craze which was then rolled in Blackberry Bliss. The green leaf is Garden Green which was then rolled in Evening Evergreen. The smallest leaf is Pumpkin Pie which was then rolled in Cherry Cobbler.

Each leaf ends up being unique!
I liked the leaves on this card the best but I had inky fingers leaving splotches everywhere! So I had to go over the whole card with Pool Party on the Blending Brush to cover up my inky finger marks!

2 thoughts on “Fall Feels

  1. Clever use of blending for those pesky finger marks. Lovely choice of colours and I’ll have to look up the rock and roll technique – it looks very effective. Thanks for playing along with our one layer card challenge at Less is More.

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